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Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
. the city has been offering free parking every saturday since thanksgiving. the goal was to boost the city's small businesses by letting shoppers park for free. there will be no charge to park at all city run meter spaces in four city owned garages. driver also get free parking for two hours. >>> and the first sunday of the new year marked a new era in san francisco. no more free parking there. all meters in the city will be enforce from noon until six. the city said paid parking is necessary because commercial districts are now just as busy on sundays as on saturdays. meters in tourist areas already charge seven days a week. >> tonight the wariers play their final game of the year when they host the celtics. the warriors now 20-10 with their win over the 76ers last night is the first time they have won 20 games before new year's day since 1980. last night david lee finished with 25 points and 12 boards, their first game of the new year will be against the hottest team in the nba, the clippers. >> the warning being issued to people hitting the slopes. >> and a snowplowing taken for a sp
FOX
Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm PST
francisco. of course across the city a lot of these trees starting to come down and workers san francisco's recycling program want to make sure the trees don't end up in the landfill. instead they want to put them to good use, eventually turning them into renewable energy. this is the demonstration just about an hour ago here outside city hall as workers put a couple dozen trees in to the chipper. crews from the recycling contractor will begin collecting people's old trees starting next week. workers expect in the end to recycle more than 500-tons of trees. the manager said all of those wood chips can be burned. the heat turns the generator and creates power. when you put your old tree out on the curb for pick up make sure to take everything off it. >> if the lights and ornaments still on it we can't put it in the chipper, it'll contaminate the load, ruin the product. if it's not stripped of all those things that will go into the trash and to the landfill. we don't want that. >> reporter: if you live in san francisco, you can pit your tree out on the curb starting next wednesday, january
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Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
investigation. >>> in union city a tow truck triggered a multi car crash. the drive lost control, hit two other cars and crashed into the center divide. traffic was slow going for a while. >>> two people hospitalized after a crash this morning. it happened about 9:00 a.m. this morning. a classic car collided with a why sedan. officials say two people injured were taken to the hospital. one person was seriously injured. the cause of the accident is under investigation. >>> california law enforcement is reporting an uptick in drunk driving arrests. 1,170 people were arrested for dui statewide compared to 980 in 2011. and 39 people died compared to 14 last year. in the bay area, 165 people people were arrest -- people were arrested. last year 188 arrests were made and no fatalities. they will beef up patrols again friday through tuesday. >>> the man who commanded -- general norman schwarzkopf has died. he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1991. he retired in 1992. he rejected calls to run for office. he was 78 years old. >>> presiden
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Dec 26, 2012 10:00pm PST
the closure of portions of the southbound lanes. a spokesperson with the city's department of public works says there is no estimate yet on when the lanes will reopen. >>> across the bay in oakland. this is what one resident woke up to find. her neighbor's tree burying her car. >> on highway 4, near the pittsburg/antioch border, one lane was shout down. the potholes will almost a foot deep and the roads were reopened a couple of hours later. >> kind of dry today, but a lot of rain over the last couple of days. >> there's snow in the mountains. plenty of rain around here. let take a look at the numbers. this is after last night's rain. santa rosa, 22.34 inches. that's 174% of average for santa rosa. 154 in san francisco, and 152% in san jose. do you remember last year at this time? we were at about 35 to 40% of rainfall average. okay, so how does it plan out here in the next few days? another weather system is headed our way. that's what i'm going to talk about at 10:20 when i come back. the latest computer model teed up and ready to go. we'll talk about how much more is behind it. see you
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Dec 28, 2012 4:30am PST
this was considered a crime scene. just hours ago we contacted oakland police. >>> the city of oakland says it has a new crime fighting strategy and comes after the department avoided a federal takeover. the big name being brought in from los angeles and what he's planning to do to lower the city's crime rate. >>> chp still at the scene of a deadly crash. it all began with a traffic stop for speeding. christien kafton is near 580 with more. >> reporter: this deadly crash happened last night at about 11:20. as you said chp still on the scene conducting an investigation. if you look there in the distance you can seat silver bmw in the road there and in the distance there a black lincoln. that bmw smashed into that lincoln killing one of the persons inside that vehicle and then tried to run from the copping. california highway patrol tells us this started as a regular pull over. as a stop for speeding. the driver had been spotted speeding but the chp had the car pulled over at 90th. the officers got back into their patrol car and began following the bmw. they lost sight of that car momentarily. when
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Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
counties north of new york city is at the sfr of a controversy after it posted a map online showing the names and addresses of handgun permit holders. on sunday, the journal news published interactive maps of westchester and rockland counties showing information about pistol and revolver permit holders. critics say it puts supporters in danger. opponents say it will show you neighbors are armed and were not not. >>> the day after christmas around the country was a rough day for some. power is out in places and some are stuck at airports. elizabeth corda has the report. >> if you're in a hurry to get somewhere, you could be if trouble on one of the busiest travel days of the year, highways are a mess, airports no better. >> just be calm. you can't change it, so take it for what it is and make the best of a bad situation. >> reporter: but if you're looking at departure boards that look like this and through windshields that look like this, be prepared to be hit with a case of the post-holiday travel blues. the sound of jingle bells now replaced by the scraping of plows on pavement. t
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Dec 27, 2012 4:30am PST
the center of recent crimes and now they are writing to city leaders to ask for more police protection. >>> pg&e prompted evacuations in eastern contra costa. crews dug up an area in brentwood this morning. they found a league and last night crews evacuated three homes and told others to stay indoors. we have a reporter on the way to brentwood and shed have a report in just a half hour. >>> investigators found it at industrial boulevard. they found the man was killed who was in his late 5 ross. the peoples in mustang were not hurt and they are trying to figure out whether or not alcohol was involved. >>> it happened at 8:40 last night. he was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. the shooting was gang related and he is expected to survive. >>> they ran through the mall knocking over signs. several reported gunshots but they believe the people falling to the floor led to false reports. >> i was imagining somebody was done and people were coming to threaten us. >> many stores went into lock down. no shots were fired and the mall reopened about an hour later. >> teens in the bra
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Dec 28, 2012 7:00am PST
of a very violent morning in the city. >> and a chase ends in a deadly crash in the streets of oakland overnight. what we learned about the person that was killed. >> we're live in the south bay where police will be on the look out for drunk drivers. we'll tell you about a new bill that targets offenders. >> cloudy skies out there and cold, cold, mostly cloudy. but any rain with this system, we'll talk about that and what could be insolves too. time for mornings on 2. >>> good morning welcome to mornings on 2. >> good morning. it's friday december 28th and homicide investigators are looking into the death of three people. in less than two hours this morning two people were shot and killed and a woman was stabbed to death. alex has been following the story since 4:30 this morning and joining us with the latest. >> it was a very busy morning. officers found a woman stabbed to death inside a second floor unit at this apartment building. investigators still on the scene here at the building at 5800 walnut street. a sergeant here on scene told me a short time ago that a man has been taken i
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
after the city plans a new plan. noelle walker has what one person says about the new plan. >> reporter: some here in oakland are wondering what one man can do here. three overnight homicides on the streets of east oakland, one of the city's toughest areas it happened in the span of just three hours. crime scene technicians were still gathering evidence this afternoon across the street from abdellaoui. >> we hear things happening in oakland but usually on international avenue or other places. >> reporter: it's not the only city to hire this man to help fight crime. brad bradley is the former police chief that brought down crime in new york and los angeles. >> you can't say that's a bad choice. let's hope he's a good fit. >> reporter: burress is a long time outspoken critic of the oakland police department. >> surprising that the city has retained bill bratton at this stage in light of the fact that we're in the process of seeking to obtain a compliance director that would have substantial responsibilities. >> reporter: credentials aside, burress doesn't think one person will cut crime i
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Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm PST
out of union city where a tow truck triggered a multi-car crash, these are pictures of news chopper 2, this accident happened 90 minutes ago on 880. the highway patrol says a tow truck lost control, hit two other cars and crash expwood the center divide. traffic was heavy for a while in the area but is now moving smoothly. >>> a man is recovering after bs shot in san jose, police found that victim on serenade and lullaby lanes at 8:40. he was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. investigators say she shooting appears to be gang related but no arrests have been made. >>> crews are still trying to fix the leak that forced the evacuation of a neighborhood. three homes p evacuated after that leak was detected, the crew did work through the night and they say the leak came from a broken 2 inch plastic gas main underground. it was stopped but they have been working on it ever since and all caused tense moments for neighbors. >> the first thing that came to my mind was you know the san bruno thing and stuff like, oh, god, but once i knew there was only like three houses or evac
FOX
Dec 25, 2012 4:30am PST
have been rejected. they come back saturday, the city manager send a letter to the mayor saying a consultant's report sue sports the choice to repair detective pipes. critics are concerned they would not be inherently safer than fire code requirements. the spark sickened 50,000 people. >>> the christmas eve toy drive ended at 2:00 a.m. as opposed to 10:00 last night. the goal was 15,000 with things like pies kills and other christmas gifts. >>> officers loaded up their patrol cars filled with toys. the gifts were given specifically to those who really need them. >> a lot of disturbances around the holidays and a lot of times they are left in the dark. >> well there are some people besides us who are working today. bart muni and cal train are all running and there is no mail delivery except for express mail. >> we of course are here for you, tara is in for sal this new york. i am noticing an accident up in marin county this is near san rafael, we have an injury crash and it look like they have it town to one lane. hopefully there is not too much traffic on the roadway right now.
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Dec 27, 2012 10:00pm PST
by police in a bay area city that rarely sees the type of violence. ktvu's jana katsuyama is live in walnut creek this evening to tell us what neighbors heard in the middle of the night. jana. >> reporter: that's right we have confirmed that the man who was shot and killed by police is anthony banta. he lives in that apartment come lek -- apartment complex right across the street. and his neighbors tell us he was a hairdresser that works just across the way. tonight we found the front window boarded up at apartment 60 where the man killed anthony banta lives. walnut creek police tells us they got a call from the apartment complex. the dispatcher could hear screaming in the background. police say when officers arrived about six minutes later banta was armed with a weapon inside the apartment. police say officers were forced to shoot banta. today neighbors say the gunshots woke them up. >> i heard something that sounded like seven to eight shots. >> i saw six or seven officers busting into the apartment with a lot of gunfire and running into apartment. they said get on the ground anthony, ge
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Dec 31, 2012 5:00am PST
to the embarcadero for the fire works show. and there are other parties going on in the city. is a lot of people will not want to take their cars. bay area transit agencies are making it easier for them to leave their cars behind by offering free rides in some cases and extended service. starting with bart. bart you will still have to pay for your tickets but their trains will be running late tonight until 3:00 a.m. tuesday morning. but in order to avoid congestion, trains will not be stopping at all the stations. keep this in mind if you are riding the pepper bay point train it will stop at the embarcadero station. make sure you go to the right place to catch your ride home. muni is also extending service at the west portal and embarcadero stations. muni will run until 4:00 a.m. new years day. and fourth and king muni will run until 2:15 a.m.. muni will be free for riders starting from 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.. caltrain and samtrans will be giving free rides. the last train will leave at 2:15 a.m.. there are a lot of options, three free options for those looking to enjoy new years eve celebrat
FOX
Dec 24, 2012 12:00pm PST
from the storm. >>> we have a lot of trees going down and a lot of garage. >> reporter: city and county officials say the banks are not high enough to contain the water when there is heavy rain. last night's storm brought in the highest flow rate since the city first started measuring in 1930. >> it is not in good shape and rebuild the whole levee system and in this particular location they can build flood walls for up to 100 years of flood protection. >> reporter: they know a fix is needed and today they surveyed boils along the levee. it is so saturated along the bank that they are creating what is called a boil or hole and it is bubbling up creating mounds which is allowing water to go into the neighborhoods. >> every year they say they will fix but they never do. i don't know why. >> reporter: the water crested over near university avenue and woodland. this morning they were out surveying the creek and some owners -- some homeowners were out trying to protect their properties with sandbags. >> tomorrow we will probably have the same problem. >> back out here live, you can see city a
FOX
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am PST
. haywood, union city, about to move into san ramone. solano scattered rain to report for this part of the bay area. bulk of the activity in the southern third of the bay area. you can see development out to the west. the yellows and reds, indicating the increase in the rainfall rates san jose to sunnyvale. out toward campbell, blossoo m hill road. increase in the rainfall and the possibility of hail with some thunderstorms. keep that in mind at least in the short term. as far as temperatures, its cool. mainly in the 40s to around 50. santa rosa in 40. haywood 48 and san jose around 46 degrees. forecast for today, cool showers this morning, we will hold on to the chance of showers right on in to the afternoon with temperatures only maxing out in the low to mid50s. yesterday's storm, that cold front, today we have the speckled clouds off shore. that's a signature of cold unstable air and that will sweep in to the area for today. we will hold onto the sun, passing clouds and heavier downpours. here is the forecast model, 10:00 showing you scattered rain showers, it's doing a good job
FOX
Dec 31, 2012 4:30am PST
this morning some san rafael city employees are being paid to car pool or take mass transit. starting tomorrow the city of san rafael will pay almost 370 employees to find eco friendly ways to get to new york. employees who use mass transit will get a $20 clipper card. workers whores or buy an electric card will get a $100 sty fan. >>> people say now is the time to buy. tomorrow california's sales tax will go up one quarter percent statewide. it will increase to 7.5%. it may be small in comparison but some shoppers figure they will save a few extra dollars while they can. >> with the tax hikes and what have it, it will be more expensive. so why not save now? [ laughter ] >> the increase will last for four years but the good news the silver lining for consumers the sales increase does not apply to gas. >>> 4:37. let's get you out the door. let's two to tara. how does it look? >> it's looking pretty good. you used your trick with the credit card. that's my trick. cigarette work -- it works. >> it does. let's take a live look at your area freeways. traffic is moving along very nicely on the east
FOX
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm PST
begin with developing news at this hour. san jose police are investigating the city's 46th homicide of the year. it happened at an apartment complex on lewis road off monterey highway and janine de la vega joins us from the scene. janine, we understand police may no who may be responsible -- may know who may be responsible. >> reporter: that's right. they have two adult males detained and they are questioning them and treating them as persons of interests. homicide detectives are here at the sulker breeze apartments. all of the activities seem to be centered around a parking garage. just before 9:30 this morning, they received a 911 call that a man with a gun was at the -- on the grounds. when police arrived, they found a manner in a car shot. paramedics tried to revive him. but he died on the scene. after talking to a couple of witnesses they've determined some sort of confrontation occurred with the victim and two other men. >> what happened exactly, we don't know. we're in the very early stages of the investigation. we do have a couple of people detained and we have the weapon in
FOX
Dec 24, 2012 5:00am PST
destroyed in the 2010 explosion. >>> some city offices will be closed due to the christmas eve holiday. san carlos is closed through january 22nd and all bay area city offices are expected to close tomorrow for the christmas holiday. bay area post offices will close but post office says most locations will close at noon but male delivery will be delivered quickly and post offices will be closed on new year's day. >>> who is checking bart, is it on holiday schedule? >> that is right and tomorrow as well will be on holiday schedule and trains will be 20 minutes apart if you have to get out and about on christmas day. right now we will look at 880 southbound, we have this accident which has cleared over to the shoulder, fedex versus a car and i just want to make you aware of it. in contra costa, highway 4 through bay point, westbound, you can see no problems as you drive towards concord. no delays towards the contra costa -- caldecott tunnel and into orinda it looks good and traffic is looking great in all directions, let's move to rosemary orozco. >>> mostly clear, cool and a we are dry, that
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00am PST
for this stabbing remains unclear. meantime on the other side of the city oakland police are piecing together a shooting that left two people dead. the gunfire in that case broke out at the 800 block of immediate. police are not releasing much information on the victims or what may have led up to that shooting. we do know before the latest killings oakland's homicide count stood at 127. that is already a five-year high. and now you are adding three more killings. two people shot to death. one person stabbed. here at this apartment complex. and a lot of work for oakland homicide investigators to do this morning. we'll be working to get information from them throughout the morning and bring it to you. for now live in oakland alex savidge. >>> the search is on for whoever shot and critically wounded a minnesota at a bart station. that man was shot at 6:50 last night. he was taken to john mere hospital with life threatening injuries. few hours later bart trains were held at the concord station because of a report of a man with a gun. the police activity did cause delays in both directions. the re
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Dec 25, 2012 5:00am PST
something to eat, we cool, you hear me? >> city council say the emergency office came out to figure out how to temporarily fix the levee. the emergency work should hold up and permanent solution will not happen until next year. reporting live from east palo alto ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> and we have the other concern, the soil is saturated from all of the rain we received and today's rain may be too much to handle. amelia there are tosses of trees and this one fell over and the dam may spillover causing more mudslides. >>> in parts of pinehurst road, the area was blocked by a mudslide. crews spend the day cleaning up the roadway from the mud that was pushed onto the road. >>> dangerous tornadoes in the southeastern part of the united states. it is in the forecast from east texas to north florida. vain expected throughout oklahoma anarch saw and blizzard warning is also warned in kentucky. you can receive weather alerts by signing up for mobile ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> two people were arrested after their church service was interrupted by gunfire. it happened on 82nd avenue. a
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Dec 26, 2012 5:00am PST
of sexual abuse. it goes from 1947 to the present. it includes the cities of san francisco piedmont and san rafael. the times says increased awareness over the years said they refused to keep a record. they kept a record of suspected abusers to keep them from rejoining. >>> and they have a news host for showing an illegal gun clip on the air. he held up what looked like a 30 round gun magazine on "meet the press" on sunday. it happened with the ceo of the n ra and the investigation came after they claimed investigation of possession of such a magazine. >>> president barack obama is headed back to washington d.c. and just six days remain before our country goes over the fiscal cliff. here is more from our washington d.c. newsroom. >> reporter: brian is congress does not act taxes will go up on all americans next tuesday. they are scheduled to get back to work for tomorrow morning which is when president barack obama's flight returns from hawaii but many are pest mystic he will reach -- pessimist particular they will reach the deadline. it is the republican controlled householding out. house
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Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
also seen improvements and growth is filling into cities like san francisco san mateo and marin counties. >>> let's turn to tara moriarty, because she is following an accident in the east bay, tara? >>> that's right, the rain is taking a toll on the commute and cars are so slippery they are slipping all over the place. if we take a look at our maps, we can zoom in on the area at lead san county lane and it causing some congestion in the opposite of the commute. you can see traffic is flowing pretty well and we had expected those metering lights to be going on and you are in luck because a lot of people have the day off. we can see 280 traffic in san jose is flowing nicely in both directions, here is mark. >>> we are looking out towards san francisco with some clouds testimony right now on live storm tracker you can't see the coverage and it looks like the bulk of the activity am focused on the southern parts of the region but in parts of the north bay. it is beginning to weaken must in parts, we'll move to maps and show you activities you can't see here and this is moving rapidl
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Dec 27, 2012 5:00am PST
traffic is flowing well as you make your way towards foster city, and that's about it, 5:01 we will head back to the desk. >>> there has been a police shooting in walnut creek. it happened near an elementary school as well as 580. >> we are here in walnut creek, still a very active investigation. >> reporter: you can see there are police cruisers, a lot of police vehicles and the accident incident happened near that staggered brick wall you can see there. it happened at 3:00 and police began allowing residents to come and go back into the area here. at this point we have relatively few areas and they have confirmed it was an officer involved shooting. it happened a 3:15 this morning. no word on the nature of the injuries of who was injured. when we arrived on the scene at 4:15 when we arrived it left very slowly without it and this may have been a fatal incident. they have set up a perimeter and they have pushed it back twice to end it compass a -- to encompass a wider area. we have heard an investigative unit has been called on the scene and that's a common occurrence on an officer inv
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
for this stabbing. meantime on the other side of the city this morning oakland police also investigating a shooting that left two people dead this morning. the gunfire broke out on the 800 block of mead. that is right near san pablo. shell casings can be seen there on the street. police are not releasing very much information in the victims in that case. no information at all on who those people are. whether they were men or women or what may have led up to the shooting there. before the latest killings this morning oakland homicide count stood at 127. already a five-year high. now as we come back out here live, you can see squad cars still parked in front of this apartment building. we are told this will remain an active crime scene. they still have to wait for the coroner to arye. a woman found stabbed to death this morning in oakland. live in oakland this morning alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a woman is dead after being hit by a vehicle fleeing from the chp in oakland. this incident all began with what appeared to be a routine traffic stop. christien kafton is at golf link road. christie
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
is resting on outsider to bring peace to this city. >> reporter: opd is bringing in a big name with a very big reputation. some are wondering if that one person can be the change people want to see on the street. this afternoon crime scene technicians were still gathering evidence in one of two homicides that happened within a five hour period. >> we hear things happening in oakland but most of the time international avenue and other places. >> reporter: but last night the crimes that happen in other places was right across the street in east oakland. one person stabbed to death on walnut street. before that two people were shot and killed on mead avenue adding to the highest murder rate oakland has had in five years. opd is bringing in change maker bill bratton to curve crime in los angeles and new york city. usf professor tony rab era knows bratton. >> i think bill can be a valuable resource to any organization. but i think oakland has to do some internal soul searching if you will. >> reporter: rib era says the assumption that howard jordan needs to be told what to do to be successful i
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Dec 31, 2012 6:00am PST
the city and around the bay. inland there is a lot of 30s and upper 20s. mostly sunny, partly cloudy. that system coming in will spin in higher clouds. upper 40s low 50s. here is tara. >> thanks steve. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza where you can see traffic moving nicely into san francisco. and this is a look at the san mateo bridge where you can see the same story. traffic on the right heading toward the foster city. opposite side toward hayward. let's head over to dave and tori. >>> now we are hearing from neighbors in san francisco. those that were awakened by an early morning house fire and broken gas line. ktvu alex savidge is at the scene and i know you have video of flames shooting up from this broken pipe that you will only see right here on channel 2. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. this was a very tricky situation for san francisco firefighters. because not only did they have to contend with the fire that was burning inside this home, they also had to deal with a second fire coming from the curb side gas valve just outside the place. pg&e told m
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Dec 31, 2012 7:00am PST
, the dublin pleasanton line will stop at the embarcadero. the daly city millbrae will stop at all san francisco stations. if you are coming to the trains, go to the right station. b.a.r.t. will be running extra long lanes every 20 minutes -- long trains every 0 minutes. we know how -- every 20 minutes. pack your patience. there are a lot of people who don't want to worry about designated drivers and parking in the city tonight. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:07. if you are starting early, you may need a few extra minutes to warm up the car. it was really chilly. tara's bag. had some problems with the icy roads in the east bay. >> that's right. up in the north bay we have some slick roads and in orinda, we had this rollover crash. this is san pablo at bear creek road. this is right near the reservoir and somebody went off the road due to black ice. a medevac helicopter had to be called in. they are having quite an ordeal trying to haul the car back up. it viewy veered of o we're gonna keep an eye on it forum we have -- we're gonna -- it actually veered off. we're gonna keep a
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
the timeline coming up. >>> how a powerful winter storm shut down 101 and caused flooding in the three cities. >>> and we will resume shortly for a man who went missing after he jumped into a creek here. we will tell you about the traffic stop that started all of that. >> and about to ring on wall street, pam cook has the early stock numbers. stay with us. . >>> oh, right on time, the opening bell in new york and the salvation army, of course they are doing a lot of bell rinking in the past -- ringing in the past month or so and this is monte carlo spreading some christmas cheer, i hear a lot of the nutcracker this time of year because my little one is a ballerina. we will have a short day with all the businesses coming up. >>> welcome to the ktvu channel 2 morning news, i am brian flores, dave clark has the morning off. >>> and we are following news out of marin county where search and rescue teams are waiting to search for a man who went missing overnight. out there with more on what happened just moments before he disappeared, very strange story, alex. >> reporter: yes, the man they were l
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Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
controlled count of sea otters could help with global warming. >>> the windy city will soon have the nation's most expensive downtown parking meters new year's day. they will be charging $6.50 per hour and that's up from $5.75. >>> this is an accident in the north pay, that's right tara? >> we have a wrong way driver so there is a little bit of congestion on the on ramp. this highlights westbound traffic near concord and it is still pretty dark out there. nice commute into san francisco. and in mill he pete, -- milpitass westbound lights are flowing nicely as it makes its way to san francisco. >>> we have some cloud cover and it is shaping up to be a nice thursday especially as we head to the afternoon hours. and so far santa rosa since july 1st, over 22 inches of rain, san francisco approaching well above average 174% of average. as far as current numbers they are in the 40s, napa checking in at 40 degrees and livermore 4 is and a lot of cloud cover and you can see the source of the big blanket from eureka down to monterey bay. we did a dry weather forecast and skies are becoming partly cl
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Dec 24, 2012 7:00am PST
's rosemary. >>> and that clear sky, a sight for sore eyes giving you more here over the bay and the city of -- and the city of next. a few high clouds overhead. partly cloudy in some cases. mostly cloudy san jose. mostly clear as you can see over the bay bridge. the pacific satellite view, that storm from sunday, out of here. we do remain with showers just over the sierra through the morning hours as well as fog. if you do plan on making that commute later in the day, that will be your better bet. dry today by later, wet. we do continue with the flood watch over parts of the sonoma bay, guerneville, you should experience some minor flooding in and around the area. mill road, as well as areas in montyrio. the river continues to rise and will so until about 11:00, expected to crest at 30.9 feet within monsterred stage. for the rest of us, we're dry. partly cloudy, mostly clear for today. cool, very cool in some cases. low to mid-30s in areas right around the north bay valley locations. widespread 40s around the bay area and then as we get into the noontime feeling better. low to mid-50s. l
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Dec 25, 2012 6:00pm PST
by the city. now i should tell you though that this levee does appear to be holding at least for now. reporting live in east palo alto, john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we also just checked with san francisco airport to see if there are any weather related problems there. there are 30 to 90 minute delays mainly involving flights from other west coast low -- locations. we also learned that people lost power because of a transformer failure. >>> a steady light rain most of the day. and then in the last hour and a half the rain really started to calm down. especially in the south bay. look at the showers and rain moving through the peninsula. look at the current situation as we look. you can see oakland through redwood. nothing like we saw just about 10, 15 minutes ago. here's a hot spot out here near milpitas. you're seeing this is heavy rain right in these areas. these cells pretty impressive but i have to tell you what we were going through about an hour ago, 45 minutes ago is really impressive more than what we saw here. evergreen you're starting to clear out. over here by, pa
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Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm PST
morning in oakland, hours after the city announced a plan to make streets safer. >>> within a two hour timeframe this morning two people were shot and killed and a third person stabbed to death. ktvu's alex savage is live with more. >> reporter: after the homicides it is 530, 5 of them justified from carding to the department, still more than last year and so far no arrests have been made. >>> the coroner carries the body of a woman out of this apartment this morning, found stabed to death inside one of the units here on walnut street. a neighbor called 911 around 2:30 this morning. an officer showed up to find the woman with several stab wounds. >> just a bunch of arguing and you know -- which is common, which is common, it is always arguing going on here you know. i didn't think nothing of it. >> andre perkins lives downstairs and told me he heard a loud argument early this morning then woke up to find a crime scene outside his door. >> it is tragedy. you know what i am saying? it is sad, real sad and any loss of life is bad, but, you know, taking a lady's life, that is gutter, that
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Dec 24, 2012 4:30am PST
. futurecast model, i will give you a look on that. >>> it is 4:39 one bay area city is seeing a drop in violence and what they are crediting with a lower homicide this year. >>> what they are saying about it. >>> we will have a look at more traffic coming up in the bay area, stay tuned. . >>> good morning to you and happy holidays, it is a dry cool day for you. >>> our storm watch corn causes rock slides and evacuations. they responded on sugar loaf road yesterday afternoon. parts of the highway 9 were also closed due to flooding. also on highway 9, the flooding brought down power lines and chp brought down lines as crews cleared. they evacuated people from about 50 homes after the river filled its banks and the river is now receding. an oak tree fell on a house. pg&e crews worked to clear branches away from the power lines. >>> a driver crashed into his patrol car. chp said the officer was responding to a call on westbound 580 in san leandro yesterday. some cars were stuck when he was waiting for the drive. the officer suffered minor injuries no other injuries were reported. >>> the
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Dec 26, 2012 4:30am PST
this one cell moving in on union city and also hayward still some downpours to report. it is cooler out there, and he you definitely want to step it up outside this morning. we want to give you an idea and we will still have to hold onto the chance of a few showers with temperatures macing out -- maxing out. you can see the cold front and we still have the circulation to our north and to our west. we will keep the showers available for this morning and the forecast models are picking it up from the north and west and still scattered in nature and still a few pop-up showers by new orleans north. here is a look ahead with your five-day -- showers by noon. here is a look at your forecast. sunday at this point should be dry. >>> at least three deaths are being blamed on severe weather. a tornado blew off roofs and knocked out power to thousands of people on christmas day. blizzard warnings were in effect, they had a 21 car pileup in oklahoma. and that storm is now moving towards george and they made a gruesome discovery in the home and the home was hit on fire. >> the proposal is coming to
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Dec 25, 2012 7:00am PST
for police officers to distribute to families. >>> later this morning, the city of san francisco has a suggestion for families looking for something to do after opening presents. some popular destinations are open. the bow tan call gardens features more than 8,000 plants and flowers and you can went a boat at stow lake. >>> president obama is's. he may avoid -- president obama is in hawaii. he may come home early to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. >>> a plan includes proposed projects to attract state i havers -- visitors. >>> 7:23. moving along in the day right now, tara, you know we talked about going to the golden gate park today. there is another gift that people should know about. >> there is a perk. free parking. >> yay! >> in san francisco today. yeah, free metered parking everywhere along a -- including along the embarcadero and fisherman's wharf. no street sweeping unless that sign says seven days a week of the including holidays. that's the good news -- a week, including holidays. that's the good news. you can see traffic is moving well along all directions. we have, real
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Dec 24, 2012 10:00pm PST
to the executive director of joint powers authority. the regional agency made up of three cities and two counties takes care of flood control issues. >> the joint power authority has approved a project that will rebuild the whole levy system. >> reporter: it was easy to see where creek water boiled up on the other side pushing water into the neighborhood. east palo alto's new city manager said with more rain on the way crews needed to shore up and put sandbags down. >> we expect that this will keep us through that time, this will work through this spring. hopefully no rain and no major rains between now and then after that and then they'll start the work in the fall. >> reporter: pamela says that the first flood coincided with her first bout of cancer. >> as long as we're alive and we have something to eat, we're cool. too late to move now. >>> the bryant family who lives here in east palo alto their home also flooded and they shared these photos with us. there's a little concern because the ground is already saturated. so if it rains tomorrow some folks are already concerned. crews are working t
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Dec 27, 2012 7:00am PST
from the winning team at a city council meeting and display the winner's flag for a day next movement the loser must also plant a tree in the winner's town. the last time they met was in 2000 when wisconsin won. >> that was bad. the 49ers have nine probowl picks this year. offensive players include gore, staley and patrick willis, alden smith, justin smith. eight others were selected as alternates. the raiders were shut out. nah. >>> the spartans will face bowling green in the military bowl today. san jose if they won would have their first 11 win season since 1940. kickoff is at noon our time. >> let's go out to tara who is watching san francisco for us right now. >> reporter: the great highway is shut down between lincoln and sloat. the wind always blows up the sand. we have had flooding issues over the past couple weeks. right now this is a look at golden gate bridge. you can see traffic is flowing nicely and along the east shore freeway. southbound or westbound traffic on the left hand side of the screen as you make your way to the toll plaza where we have no delays and 237, you
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Dec 28, 2012 10:00pm PST
night we told you about how oakland is bringing bill bratton to turn around the city's crime rate. today george gascon who used to work with bratton in los angeles says that the lawmakers success will depend on cooperation. >> he brings a tremendous amount of expertise to the table. the question is going to be whether the authorities in oakland are going to allow him to do his work. >> reporter: bill bratton is credited with cutting crime in new york as well as los angeles. oakland police sheriff jordan says he welcomed bratton's insight. >>> a man accused of pistol whipping a woman is still in the hospital. officers witnessed a man beating a woman behind a chevron gas station. two officers shot at the man, police say the suspect and victim knew each other. the woman was taken to the hospital and released. >>> you've heard about the fiscal cliff but what about the dairy cliff. how washington gridlock could drive up the price of milk. >> protecting you from drunk drivers. >> but we need to do more to save lives. >> the device one lawmakers wants to use to stop repeat offenders and why cri
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Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
. i'm a city boy i was in the city. and there was a first time i ever came here. and simply because i had to be the fourth at bridge. >> reporter: today at the age of 88. adam cushing can look out his window at the ski resort he built from scratch. a very advance lift network, swimming pools, bars and restaurants at both the top and bottom of the restaurant. tennis courts, an ice rink, a ski school with 300 instructors, in short a recreational empire. but back in 1946 when cushing mentioned to his wife justine the idea of starting a ski resort. she thought he was crazy. still he kept thinking about squaw valley. >> i quit my job, i went all over the country and went to look at every ski area, and every ski area that was going to be built. once you start doing that you get interested. i had zero funds. >> reporter: but cushing did have enthusiasm. he raised some money, borrowed some, took on a partner and in 1949 opened the squaw valley ski area which consisted of a few buildings, a lot of plans and share lift with double chairs. the day the place opened, cushings company was broke but
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Dec 25, 2012 10:00pm PST
tourists the prettest pretty -- prettiest part of the city. >> i would rather be home, but that's okay. >> it's part of the job. >> reporter: and at starbucks it's a reinvolving door. the baristas are busy. >> somebody has to do it i again. i've worked on christmas and sometimes you get time and a half. >> reporter: if you own a business no holiday pay. but for max patel it's not so bad. >> it's not so bad. we'll close early and we'll be home for dinner. >> reporter: we met blue at the powell street turn around who works for his christmas dinner. the fmta says they're pretty slow throughout their system today except for their cable cars they're actually more popular on holidays so some of those operators are working until midnight tonight. lorraine blanco. >>> charles during has died. he won a tony award, and earned two oscar nominations as well as an actor's achievement award. >>> he is wanted for questioning in belice where john mcafee is spending christmas and looking to stay more permanently. >> the temporary fix to protect a levee that failed over the weekend. [ boy 1 ] hey! that'
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Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm PST
exam. she was admitted to a new york city hospital where doctors will monitor her at least 48 hours. she has been recovering from a stomach virus. she had been planning get to work this work. >>> the government from going over the flip, yet as the -- fiscal cliff, both republicans said they will not vote tonight. they will reconvene tomorrow morning. >> the vote on spending cuts and tax high school thaksd prevent the u.s. from going -- hike, from -- going over the fiscal cliff, still in the final hours. >> the house and senate convened for rare sunday sessions in hoping of bridging major impasses. >> conversations and discussions continue and we remain hopeful that'll get a breakthrough. >> we'll pass a minimalist bill so that we won't go over the cliff and then i think we have to go from there. >> on nbc's meet the press, president obama made a final pitch for his plan to preserve bush era tax cuts for welt healthy americans. >> a mijor sticking point continues to be -- major annual sticking point, the threshold has waiverd from $250,000 to as high as millionion dollar. the country
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
, half foot of rain, 5 inches of rain. redwood city. looks like we will see more showers tomorrow. what i am tracking is this next weather system. nice looking system but nothing like what we saw. it will get in here tomorrow and bring rain. when i get back, i will break down the timing and we will go through it hour by hour so you can plan out your day. but the showers will be there. see you back here in a bit. >>> and we want to report breaking news to you. these are live pictures from news chopper 2. a number of emergency vehicles on the road, this is highway 84. near 680. and we understand right now we are hearing there are possible injuries in an accident, a head on collision before 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. roads, we understand, have been closed in both directions. look at that. you can see from the headlights this long line of cars that are backed up as a result of this closure. an accident that you can see here happening on highway 84 near 680. that line is going on for miles. we are hahntering -- monitoring this and trying to get information from officials on the ground. we will
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Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
of the southbound lanes. a spokesperson with the city's department of public works said there is no estimate yet for when those lanes will reopen. >>> as the bay area begins to dry out from a series of wipt storms, crews -- winter storms, crews begin the task of cleaning up the damage left behind. from falling trees in oak lapped to flooded streets in the city, crews are all over the area keeping busy. >> it's an older section of highway and it's been in need of some work for a long time, and the recent storms have made it worse. >> along with the cleanup today, crews are busy with maintenance work hoping to get the job done before the next rain, which is expected some time friday. >>> a young woman charged with hitting and killing a grandmother at san francisco's twin peaks made her first court appearance today. david stevenson has more on the judge's actions as well as concerns about people who enjoy the popular lookout. david? >> reporter: that's right of. the hit-and-run case is focusing attention on pedestrian safety. tourists today crowded the edges of twin peaks vista point, making walki
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Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
to conduct drug searches. the city hasn't responded. >>> pg&e was fixing a gas leak that forced evacuation of part of a neighborhood. three homes were evacuated after the leak that was detected last night. a crew determined the leak was from a broken gas main. the situation caused tense moments for neighbors. >> first thing that came in my mind was the san bruno thing and stuff. but there was only three houses that were evacuated. i knew it wasn't that bad. >> pg&e ran a tube to keep gas service available to other homes. >>> the national weather service confirmed a tornado struck in watsonville saturday morning. it rolled in at 7:00 a.m. and caused damage to several greenhouses at a commercial farm. a picture taken by national weather service investigator of one of those collapsed greenhouses. the national weather service says the tornado path extended for a mile. >>> tow truck triggered a crash today. news chopper 2 shot pictures here on interstate 880. the tow truck lost control about 10:30 a.m. this morning hitting two other cars and crashing into the guard rail. traffic was heavy while
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Dec 23, 2012 5:30pm PST
'll introduce you to a doorman that you may already know who he is. he is an icon for the holidays in the city. . >>> one man is dead and another wounded following a shooting in oakland last night. it happened just after 6:00 on 32nd street near chestnut. when officers arrive they had found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. police say the wounded man is in critical, but stable condition and their name ofs have not been released. >>> following the mass shooting in connecticut, ann rubin explains that they want faith communities to lead the charge to end gun violence. >> reporter: inside the 3rd baptist church in san francisco, what began as a prayer for peace quickly turned into a call for action. >> we just need more safety. >> church members say the connecticut shooting has drawn attention to a problem that they deal with daily. gun violence. >> it's happening right now and it's come on, it's time to stop all of this. >> reporter: and so after this sunday's service they found a townhall forum to answer questions and spark discussion. >> it's a moment for us to reflect about who we ar
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Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> reporter: robert, you'll be close cover. locked and loaded, rolling out, radio is on. target city on this night, san leandro. >> initial contact is the most dangerous. >> reporter: special agents from the california department of justice are on the hunt. >> it appears nobody is home at this time. report but they keep moving. door to door looking for a number of people, people who they say lost their rights to own guns but who still have them. >> you can't see behind the security door. >> reporter: he talked about it. in this instance, they knocked on the door and the woman mentally disabled, she not suppose to have a 9-millimeter, she had it. they also found this shotguns and shells that go with it. >> she's prohibited until 2017. report -- >> reporter: john alerts us to new numbers. as of last month, the california doj says more than 2700 of these individuals live in the bay area. east bay resident who lives a few doors down where where agent confiscated a shotgun and ammunition. he likes the action the state is taking. >> somebody have a large extensive criminal record shoul
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Dec 24, 2012 9:30am PST
to her world. >>> four grinches tried to steal the christmas of an oklahoma city family. it was all caught on surveillance camera. it all started with the blue sedan that you see crossing in front of their house. the family later learned this blue sedan was basically casing the joint. there were four people inside of this car. through this camera you can see one of the guys breaking in the back door. you can see mr. saggy pants here taking high-priced items. they also stole a gun from inside the house. but watch what they do next. they go under the whalen family christmas tree, and they start ripping open the presents. beyond that, they then throw the christmas tree down on the ground, making a mess. and then they flee from the house. >> they flee like rats. >> we think they ran away because they heard the noise of the family coming back in. then the heartbreaking part, we see on the surveillance footage the young children in this family coming in to their christmas completely destroyed on the floor. >> man. >> awful. >> had to be hard to explain that to these kids. >> how do you ex
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm PST
. how are we doing for rainfall? what you will see here are a couple cities, santa rosa, san francisco, san jose, impressive when you look at santa rosa, 172% of average. 143 in san francisco. last year at this time they were doing 50, 30% of average. we are doing really well. what is happening now? we are watching this area. it will move through the area as we get into tomorrow. most of the showers will start later in the day. not as heavy rain. not as much wind but there will be showers. i will tell you when it starts and ends and what you can expect. >> thank you. >> video, a driver had to be plucked after his truck was surrounded by raging waters near livermore. a chp helicopter crew was called into rescue the man. you can tell it was dark. the chopper hovered over the truck to make the rescue. this happened about 9:00 last night. he was stranded in a creek. it was there for 2 hours. the pilot rested the left skid on the truck and the man was pulled aboard and was treated for hypothermia. >>> crews spend today looking for a drunk driver who disappeared after jumping into the creek.
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Dec 25, 2012 4:00am PST
in the southern city of kochin represents the booming economy. and with growth projections here as high as 7% for the year, the expanding indian market for goal could push prices past $2500 an ounce. "buy it, keep it, buy 24-carat gold, put it in a locker, and when you need money, turn around and sell it and make good money on it." > > and come to umreth to do it. "yes, come to my shop!" reporting from india, paul eggers, first business news. the indian government tightly regulates the gold market by testing jewelery for quality. chokesee believes this is a positive, because it helps protect customers from low- quality pieces. an overwhelming number of parents in the u.s. believe their children are growing up without learning valuable life skills such as how to manage their money. as many as 7 out of 10 parents expect these lessons to be taught in public school. nathaniel and stacey didomenico's young daughter, arianna, is more ahead of the game than she realizes. "we've already started with our daughter. there are things she wants at the store and we explain that it costs money, we have to
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Dec 25, 2012 9:00am PST
. there they are back in the hangar having a little party. i have to say good for city jet for putting this together. >>> nothing says seasons greetings. >> wwb. >> sweaty big wrestlers and their diva sisters. a spin on jingle bell like only wwe. >> ring the bell ring will bell. >> not jingle bell. >> dashing through the show so we can entertain hope i land on pain. >> i love it. apparently you don't have to sing this in a team. >> step into that ring. >> yes, yes, okay yes. >> i'm not going to sing. >> they did a nice thing, donated to charity. >> in the spirit of giving we've donated money on your behalf from the children's fund. >> some don't know how to shave the mean grimace. >> that's who they are as people. >> if you could be a wrestler, what's your wrestling personality. >> i'd have to be crazy. i'd have a lasso and cowboy hat. >> got a name for beth's wrestling character. go to our facebook page, facebook.co facebook.com/nick. >> surf's up. >> santa can surf. not just one santa but a ton of santas. >> find out why they traded sleighs for surfboards. all is merry. >> things are going well af
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